Jerome has served in youth and young adult ministry 19 years under the leadership of his pastor, Bishop Barry Walker in Carrollton, GA. Jerome is the author of two books: Success Killers and Watch Who You Hang With.
When God made the heaven and earth with His Word He looked at it and said it is very good (Genesis 1:31). Young men and women that need God’s help in life can always look to Him to make a way and the results will always be very good. He can make you, your situation, and your life better. Look to the hills today, God has some very good help for you.
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:1-2 NKJV
In order to have a blessed day despite problems young men and women must learn to speak truth. The truth is God’s word (John 17:17). A child of God must avoid speaking wickedness such as cursing, lying, ungodly songs, negativity and such. These things should not be on the lips of a born again believer. Be the type of young person that is persistent in making your mouth speak truth. Because the truth is also life (John 14:6) when youth speak truth they produce life as well.
“For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.” Proverbs 8:7 NKJV
Some young people waste too much time and energy on things they can’t control or change. Wise young men and women understand that there are some things in life that are just uncontrollable. Do what you can then spend your day being free. Enjoy life. Solve other problems. Improve yourself. Go to a movie. Take yourself out to eat. But when it comes to things that are bigger than you, let God be God and….don’t even worry about it.
“Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” Matthew 6:27 NKJV
Fear often tries to attack and defeat young men and women of God from pleasing Him. But courage is necessary to be who God desires you to be. God will always empowers those that desire to fulfill His Word. Always expect God to show up in a mighty way despite what you go through or despite whoever opposes you. Hope in the Lord. He never disappoints. -Pastor JB
“Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.” Psalms 31:24 NKJV